well, i am working more and more with ipfire, also ordering more and more MA’s
and so i have to ask some questions hoping i am the very first
at wiki.ipfire.org - Home one is presented with
the network table listing:
‘network-name’ on ‘interface-colour’ | ip address | status.
where can one alter the names (LAN/Wireless/DMZ) shown?
can one add a column with the interface name and or interface-alias?
besides: one wont find consistent infos at the wiki.ipfire.org - Zone Configuration
RED is not labled INTERNET and so on …
one always has to translate: zonecolour/zonename/interface/networkname
imagine one has a BLUE zone on an ethX and not a single wifi device inside the network.
lets say BLUE is a ‘guest’ LAN.
the tableentry ‘WiRELESS’ on the startpage creates a kind of conflict.
looking at Missing dark mode the coloured cells can be a challenge.
also modern ‘night-mode’ setups create a limitation in recognizing the colors,
so simple text could help out easily.
could the mainpage/startpage be improved by showing better information?
the zoneconfiguration is a configuration page, ok.
but on the mainpage, it could be helpful to see something like:
‘INTERNET’ on eth0 [RED ZONE]
‘PRODUCTiON LAN’ on eth1 [GREEN ZONE]
‘GUEST LAN’ on br0 [BLUE ZONE]
‘myDMZ’ on eth3 [ORANGE ZONE]
The changes being suggested are only likely to be implemented if someone steps forward and does the code work for the modifications and submits a patch/patchset to the development mailing list.
The core developers team on IPFire is extremely small and their main focus is on security/privacy/bug issues on IPFire2.x Beyond those then they are working on IPFire3.x which is a ground up new approach that deals with some of the limitations of IPFire2.x due to its historical background, both in execution and in update building. IPFire3.x will also include IPv6 capability and the ability to have more interfaces than the current four etc, etc.
All the developers are also volunteers who also have day jobs to pay the bills.
The core developers are always pleased to welcome any person willing to step forward to either fix some of the simpler bugs in IPFire2.x or to make general improvements to the WUI.
Just follow the information in the wiki about how to do any code changes and patch submissions.